IOWA CITY – For years, I’ve written about farmers markets, but until Saturday, I had never experienced the vendors’ side. Thanks to my sister’s internship at Morning Glory, a Community Supported Agriculture farm near Mount Vernon, Iowa, I had the opportunity at the Iowa City Farmers Market. Donna Warhover, who operates the farm with her […]
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“What will we do?” my son asked, when I told him the sad news. “I, I don’t know,” I stammered, trying to hide the panic in my voice. We had just discussed the seasonal end of our CSA – the Community Supported Agriculture shares that had provided our family with week upon week of veggies […]
By Cindy Hadish/For Radish Magazine SOLON — Kate Edwards was on her way to a successful engineering career when she realized her career goals didn’t align with her passions. “I could see myself on that trajectory and saw myself at retirement,” Edwards said. “I was walking to work one day and found myself wishing I […]
How do you improve perfection? “Farmer Dave” Miller asked how satisfied we are as members of his Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) tonight at the weekly pick up of veggies grown on his farm. I was stumped on ways to improve the CSA. Every time I go, I feel like it’s Christmas. The kind of Christmas […]
This won’t earn me the Mother of the Year award, but I felt somewhat proud about the snack I served my sons last week. It took little effort on my part, other than opening a container of just-picked locally grown strawberries and slicing a loaf of freshly baked whole-wheat sourdough bread.
If you’re in the Iowa City area, you still have a chance to meet local farmers who operate Community Supported Agriculture farms during a CSA Fair this Thursday, Feb. 26, at the University of Iowa College of Public Health Building. Find more information about that event here and in the meantime, the Leopold Center for […]
Those of you in the Iowa City area have not one, but two opportunities to meet your local farmers at upcoming events this month. From noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 15, a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Fair will be held at the Iowa City Public Library, followed by another CSA Fair from noon to […]
By Cindy Hadish/For Radish Magazine MOUNT VERNON, IOWA – It’s essential to life as we know it, but most people take the Earth’s soil for granted. Unless you’re a farmer like Laura Krouse. Krouse, owner of Abbe Hills Farm, has spent a lifetime learning about soil and the past 26 years improving it on her […]
You’ll have a chance to meet your local farmer face-to-face during Iowa City’s 10th Annual Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Fair. The event, which is free, is 1-4 p.m. Saturday, March 1, 2014, at the Iowa City Marketplace (formerly Sycamore Mall) at 1600 Sycamore St. in Iowa City.
CEDAR RAPIDS – Eastern Iowa is fortunate to have a good number of farmers markets, a growing contingent of Community Supported Agriculture programs and one of the newest local foods options, the Iowa Valley Food Co-op.